Facilities operated by Correctional Service of Canada that provide for the confinement, treatment, employment, training and discipline of people who have been convicted of violating a federal law and sentenced by the courts to serve a period of time in a penitentiary.
Facilities that are used to detain individuals entering Canada who either fail to establish identity, are deemed a danger to the public or are considered unlikely to appear for future immigration proceedings or removal. The detention is intended for a limited time until a hearing can be arranged. The facilities are under the control of Citizenship and Immigration Canada under the provisions of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
Facilities that provide for the detention of minors who have been arrested for violating a federal or provincial law or a municipal or local ordinance pending a court hearing or release; and/or which provide for the confinement, treatment, employment, training and discipline of juveniles convicted of a criminal offence and sentenced by Youth or Juvenile Court to serve a period of time in a juvenile detention facility.
Facilities operated by provincial/territorial authorities that provide for the confinement, treatment, training and discipline of people who have been convicted of violating a provincial/territorial law or municipal or local ordinance and sentenced by the courts to serve less that two years of imprisonment.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.